(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Weathering, Sr fluxes, and controls on water chemistry in the Lake Qinghai catchment, NE Tibetan Plateau

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

JIN Z. (1) ; WANG S. (2) ; ZHANG F. (1) ; SHI Y. (3) ;
(1) State Key Lab. of Loess and Quaternary Geology, Inst. of Earth Environment, CAS, Xi'an, CHINE
(2) Inst. of Geography and Limnology, CAS, Nanjing, CHINE
(3) The Bureau of Hydrology and Water Resources of Qinghai Province, Xining, CHINE


This paper presents the first 87Sr/86Sr analyses of waters from the Lake Qinghai drainage system to understand how catchment weathering constrains river water chemistry and how the lake develops its current characteristic chemical compositions. It is based on analyses of a large suite of water samples from diverse tributaries and lakes of the basin. In combination with major ion concentrations, the AA. address the mass balance for the Sr isotopes in the contemporary lake and demonstrate that Sr isotope ratio serves as a useful proxy to distinguish different water sources to the lakes


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 35, no9 [pp. 1057-1070]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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